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THE ARABIC LANGUAGE
THE HEROIC AGE c A D 5OO622
THE AGE OF EXPANSION A D 622750 o
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Abbasid Abu Nuwas ad-Din Africa ancient Andalusian Arabia Arabic literature Arabic poet Arabic poetry Baghdad Basra became bedouin biographical Book Buwaihid Caliph centre centuries of Islam chief Christian circles civilization collection compiled contemporary court critical culture dialects dictionary diwan dynasty earlier early East eastern Egypt expression famous Fatimid favour genius ghazal Greek Hellenistic High Arabic historians Indian influence interest Iraq Islam judgement known Koran language later learning linguistic literary activity Madina maqama Mecca medieval Mu'tazilite Muhammad Muslim world muwashshah mystical natural nomads odes original orthodox panegyric period Persian philo philological philologists philosophical poems poetic political popular pre-Islamic poetry produced Prophet qasida R. A. Nicholson rdwis religious remained reputation rhymed prose scholars secretarial Semitic Semitic languages Shi'ites Spain Spanish style subjects Sufi Syria themes theologians theology tion tradition translations treatises tribal tribes Umayyad verse Viziers western writers